Red Cross distributes holiday cards

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hawaii Red Cross
News Release

HONOLULU — Wounded service members and veterans at Tripler Army Medical Center and several other locations in Hawaii had brighter holidays through the generosity of the American public.

Local Red Cross and Pitney Bowes volunteers screened and sorted holiday cards from the public, Dec. 18. The cards were then delivered to TAMC’s inpatient wards and clinics, Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center, several Veterans Affairs clinics and military bases on the islands during the week of Christmas.

“Holiday Mail For Heroes” continues the Red Cross tradition of service to the armed forces. More than more than 1.4 million cards were collected for service members, veterans and their families in the United States and abroad.

“One holiday card is all it takes to make a difference in the life of the millions of active duty military men and women, veterans and family members,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.

“The American Red Cross serves and supports members of the military, veterans and their families by providing emergency communications, comfort and assistance each day,” Matayoshi said. “The Holiday Mail for Heroes program continues the Red Cross tradition of service to the armed forces.”

Last year, the Hawaii Red Cross helped more than 1,830 service members and their families with emergency communication and referrals in times of crisis. They also provided more than 18,016 members of the U.S. armed forces and their families with pre-deployment information on how to use Red Cross services to maintain connection with their families during times of crisis and separation.

To learn more about the Hawaii Red Cross, visit or call 739-8109.


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